In Theaters Today: The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel
Now showing in US Theaters nationwide is director John Madden’s (Shakespeare in Love) sequel The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel with the cast from the 2011 film has reunited for the follow-up including Judi Dench, (Evelyn), Maggie Smith (Muriel), Bill Nighy (Douglas), Dev Patel (Sonny), Celia Imrie (Madge), Ronald Pickup (Norman), Penelope Wilton (Jean), Diana Hardcastle (Carol), Tena Desae (Sunaina) and Lillete Dubey (Mrs. Kapoor). Making their debut in the sequel are Richard Gere, David Strathairn and Tamsin Greig. This is the first ever sequel made by Fox Searchlight, and the rare adult-themed prestige film to get an encore. The first film was a surprise global hit which grossed $135 million worldwide. A new poster (see above) and promo character still (with Dame Judi Dench as Evelyn) has been released too.